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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. May 31st, 2015

Forsyth

Kenneth Charles Priddy, 74, Cumming
Kenneth Charles Priddy, 74, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015 in Concord, NC.  He was a U.S. Air Force veteran. Ken loved spending time with his family and enjoyed spoiling ...

Gwinnett

Wendell P. Blount, 80, Buford
Wendell P. Blount, age 80, of Buford, GA and the Ivy Creek Community passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife of forty-nine years and the love of h ...

Hall

Carl Henry Grizzle, 97, Gainesville
Carl Henry Grizzle, age 97 of Gainesville, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 11:00am in the Chapel o ...
Mrs. Lillian Mae (Elliott) Simonds, age 88, of Gainesville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at her residence at Morningside.         ...
Ellsworth Smith, 81, Flowery Branch
Mr. Ellsworth “Smitty” Smith, age 81, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margie Rogers Smith; and step ...

Lumpkin

Hoyt Curtis Porter, 96, Dahlonega
Hoyt Curtis Porter age 96 of Dahlonega died May 3l, 2015 at a private nursing home. Mr. porter was born in Hoschton, Ga.  April 30, 1919 to Hubert Porter and Mattie Lance Port ...

Other

Phillip Johnson, 57, Alpharetta
Phillip Johnson 57 of Alpharetta, Ga passed away on May 31st, 2015. Visitation will be from 6-7pm on Thursday June 4th. Memorial services will be held at 7pm in the Chapel of the f ...
Charles Tucker, 75, Gibson
Charles Tucker, age 75 of Gibson, GA, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mae Tucker of Gibson, GA; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and ...

Stephens

Robert Ernest Carter, 86, Toccoa
Mr. Robert Ernest Carter, age 86 of 7901 W. Currahee Street, Toccoa, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at his residence. A son of the late Henry Candler and Myrtle Hollan ...
Actress and director Penny Marshall dies at age 75
'Laverne & Shirley' star and movie director Penny Marshall has died at age 75
Funeral services Friday for officer who helped establish Hall County SWAT team
Funeral services have been scheduled for Lt. Bob McMahan, a 23-year veteran of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, who was instrumental in setting up the SWAT team for the department.
'SpongeBob' creator Stephen Hillenburg dies at 57
Stephen Hillenburg, whose daffy animated 'SpongeBob SquarePants' became an international hit, dies at 57.
Wayne Abernathy, Hall County businessman and state Board of Public Safety member, dies
A Lula man, who operated a number of businesses in Gainesville and Cleveland during his lifetime and served more than 35 years on the state Board of Public Safety, has died.
Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died
Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show "Hee Haw" for nearly a quarter century, has died. He was 85
NASCAR legend David Pearson dies at age 83
David Pearson, winner of three NASCAR premier series championships, has died at the age of 83. Winner of 105 races in just 574 starts – second most to fellow...
Mari Hulman George, Indy's quiet pioneer, dies at 83
Mari Hulman George, auto racing's 'quiet pioneer' who ordered Indy drivers to start their engines, dies at 83
Giants Hall of Famer Willie McCovey dies at 80
Willie McCovey, the sweet-swinging Hall of Famer nicknamed "Stretch" for his 6-foot-4 height and long arms, has died at 80